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  •  Goes to show what an important role the VP will (3+ / 0-)
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    wishingwell, CParis, MAORCA

    play.  If Obama/Clinton have the right VP candidate they will do very well.  Either one will need a white, southern, middle of the road man to beat McCain.

    On the other hand, if McCain picks someone like Huckabee to satisfy the right wing, that weakens him in November.

    Then they came for me - and by that time there was nobody left to speak up.

    by DefendOurConstitution on Thu Mar 06, 2008 at 02:24:38 PM PST

    •  Clinton does that the blacks stay home (2+ / 0-)
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      oscarsmom, MAORCA

      And you can kiss PA, OH, MI and maybe even IL goodbye.

      Agree Jim Webb would be a great VP candidate for Obama.

      •  Webb is great for this (4+ / 0-)
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        pletzs, wishingwell, oscarsmom, MAORCA

        since he's southern, white, conservative, and has military experience.  He could give Obama the national security gravitas he needs to put McCain away.

        Then they came for me - and by that time there was nobody left to speak up.

        by DefendOurConstitution on Thu Mar 06, 2008 at 02:43:56 PM PST

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        •  Wes Clark could work too (0+ / 0-)

          but I think both are Hillary supporters.

          Say nothing once, why say it again? - Talking Heads

          by Jason on Thu Mar 06, 2008 at 03:17:18 PM PST

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          •  Not Nearly As Well (0+ / 0-)

            And Webb hasn't endorsed anyone.

            There's a direct line from the first Scots-Irish president, Andrew Jackson, and Jim Webb. Warrior tradition rooted in the old Confederacy. Economic populism. An edge of anger and confrontation. Webb, thankfully, doesn't come with the racist baggage (married to an Asian American).

            He does a lot more than bring military cred. He's a direct line to lesser educated whites of the South and their descendants in places like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.

            Plus he solidifies Virginia. Without Virginia the Repubs have a real tough nut to crack.

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